Aromatherapy For All E-Course

December 7th, 2005

Aromatherapy For All is an affordable, quality, Home-Study natural health course!

Learn the properties of Essential Oils and how to use them safely. Course includes methods of extracting oils, their uses, storage, and how to blend them to treat various conditions.

There are lots of blend recipes included, with instructions on the best ways to use them.

Do you want to treat coughs and sniffles? Boost your confidence? Help with insomnia? Cure a hangover? It’s all here and very simple to achieve once you know the safety rules and correct ways of using oils.

In this course you will learn how to treat various conditions with Essential Oils, how to store them and about the potential safety hazards.

Aromatherapy can treat emotional and physical conditions and you will learn how to do this. There are recipes for blending oils and treating many everyday conditions included in the blending section. Treat yourself and your family and friends in a safe way.

Course Cost

Basic Course: $16.00 With Certificate Option: $34.00

Course Lessons

  1. What is Aromatherapy? - Essential Oils, history of aromatherapy. How it works.
  2. Extraction of Oils and Their Storage. - How Essential Oils are extracted from plant material. Storing these oils correctly and safely.
  3. Safety Precautions - Safe use of oils. When not to use them. Special circumstances.
  4. Room Fragrance - Room fragrancers to purify the air and stop bacteria.
  5. Essential Oil and Water, Skin, Inhalation and Massage. - How to use oils for massage, inhalation and for Skin Care. Therapeutic bathing.

Why wait to enroll? This is an Online Course and you can begin receiving instruction online from Instructor Jan Harper right now. You’ll get personalized instruction, you can learn at your own pace, track your progress with detailed analysis, and receive feedback from a real expert in the field.

Click to check out Aromatherapy For All now.

To Flu Shot or Not To Flu Shot - That Is The Question

December 7th, 2005

With Avian Flu in the news, parents, seniors, healthcare providers are exploring the question of whether flu shots are appropriate, and if they should be mandated to protect us all from the risk. The fact that many doctors can not get the shots should not be a deterrent for those who are convinced of the benefit. Most drug stores still have stock available. Flu shots are not a slam dunk. They are controversial. Here are some of the reasons why:

•Flu shots are preserved with thimerisol as the primary preservative. Thimerisol is a nerve toxin, a form of organic mercury. Mercury poisoning is deadly and cause a range of health issues that stay with the patient for life. The effect is cumulative, and if annual flu vaccines become required, the toxic load is sufficient to cause Autism-like symptoms, fibromyalgia like symptoms and more. Thimerisol has been banned in many European countries, because of its negative health impacts. I repeat, mercury is a neural poison. Do we really want to inject it directly into our blood streams?

•Flu shots have a more concentrated dose of mercury, than the EPA indicates is safe for a 250-pound man. We give these shots to babies and school children. And we wonder why learning disabilities are rising at alarming proportions in this country?

•Flu shots have viral elements based upon the prior flu season in the southern hemisphere, typically Australia. There is no guarantee that the strain of flu that the vaccine builds resistance to, will be what is needed in the US the following season. There is no double blind, scientific testing with flu vaccines. The more a virus mutates, as a result antibiotic overuse, or a result of genetically modified organisms gone wrong, or as a result of the process of making the vaccine, for example, the more likely the vaccine will be ineffective.

•When flu vaccines were first developed they were determined inappropriate for people in fragile health, the elderly and for people with certain reactions, allergies to certain drugs and foods. Unfortunately when these populations were eliminated, the market for these vaccines was less than 20% of the population. Thus these concerns were removed from final warnings for these vaccines.

•While flu vaccines were added the government’s list of mandatory vaccines for school children under the age of 18 and are recommended for elderly, parents can opt their children out, with a philosophical, health or religious objection. However many parents are unaware of their ability to do this, because schools have incentives to get all their students vaccinated, because the formula for state funding of schools includes incentives for vaccinated school population. It is not in the schools financial interest to inform parents of their rights.

•Healthcare workers were very forceful, in their boycott of federal plans to required healthcare workers to submit to mandatory smallpox vaccines, as part of a bio-war on terror. The program was scrapped. If healthcare workers, who are most aware of the vaccines, refuse them, what should the rest of us be taking from this?

•People who got flu vaccines still get the flu. What efficacy is that?

•There are other ways to protect against the flu, with less potentially lethal side effects. These include using homeopathic anti-flu meds like Occillo. These include making sure you eat healthy, keep your immune system in peak condition, eat your vegetables. If you are concerned about Avian Flu, consider eating only organic, range free chicken. And if you find yourself catching a flu, consider in addition to chicken soup, and drinking lots of liquid, a trip to your acupuncturist, your naturalpath or your chiropractor.

The answer to whether or not to vaccinate would seem to rest upon your trust or lack of it in the vaccine’s effectiveness and safety, weighed against the potential for harm if indeed you became sick with the virus.

About the author

Nan Andrews Amish, the Business Healthcare Contrarian is the founder of Big Picture Healthcare a strategy consulting firm which provides expertise in consumer directed healthcare, healthcare marketing, and strategies to decrease benefit costs by 20-30% while improving talent management. Nan offers Management Consulting, Facilitation, Workshops. Contact her at or (650)560-9800.

Try Reading This In Between Headaches - It May Help

December 7th, 2005

If you get frequent headaches and migraines, there is however something you should consider right up front and chances are it will work for you just like it has worked for many others – food allergies!

When searching for natural headache relief – begin with prevention and start with food allergies. Of course, if your headaches have been caused by physical trauma, then skip to the last few paragraphs for some of our other natural headache relief suggestions.

Food Allergies

According to many health professionals, food allergies and hypoglycaemia are the major cause of headaches. In fact they are the primary cause of migraines and sinus headaches can often be caused by allergies to pollen and milk products.

In order to find out the allergy, best to see a health care professional and keep a food diary to help you determine the foods that may act as triggers. Wheat and dairy are the logical starting points.

Instead of waiting for a headache, take your pulse after eating separate foods at the15, 30 and 60 minutes after you eat a single food item. An elevated pulse rate of more than 10 beats is an indicator you are allergic to that food and this could be the cause of your headache.

Foods to Avoid

In addition to the foods you may have an allergy to, you should also avoid simple carbohydrates and caffeine – consume more protein instead.

Drink Plenty of Water

Always make sure you are well hydrated. Many headaches can develop through dehydration and most people do not drink enough water.

Massage & Acupressure

Gentle massage of the neck, shoulders and near the affected area can be beneficial – get a professional to show you (and your partner) where to massage. Certain Acupressure points may bring about almost instant relief.


Acupuncture is particularly successful for chronic pain relief and is definitely worth trying.


A moderate amount of exercise may be very helpful – particularly for persistent and mild headaches. When you exercise, the body produces natural pain killers called endorphins. Stress reduction from exercising is also a factor in natural headache relief.


The most frequently used oils for natural headache relief include – grapefruit, lavender, marjoram, basil, Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiata, melissa, peppermint, rose, rosemary, Helichrysum and ylang ylang. The oils can be inhaled, massaged, used as a rub or in a cold compress or added to a bath.

Supplements and Nutrition

Reduce your intake of sugar, simple carbohydrates, caffeine and fried foods and increase your protein intake.

Supplement Recommendations:

  • 90 essential nutrients – includes B group Vitamins, Vitamin C, Choline, Flax Seed oil and the Minerals chromium and vanadium.
  • Digestive enzymes

About the author

Paul Newland is a health writer, sports training consultant and martial arts instructor and runs the website. He is the author of numerous health information books and guides, including the Wellness Report, The Ultimate Antioxidant Report, The Selenium Report, The Ultimate Nutrient Guide and The Essential Fatty Acid Report and The Ultimate Sports Nutrition Guide - available Free (for a limited time) through

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